Shield

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Registration number
4829
Item name
Shield 
Category
Shield
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > Darwin-Daly region > Wildman or South Alligator Rivers
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
December 03, 1950 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr Dawes 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

A short shield of light coloured soft-wood that is significantly thicker in the centre than at the terminal ends, presenting a “hill-like” appearance in side profile. The entire surface of the face has been painted with a red and white geometric pattern that occupies areas of equal thirds. At both terminal ends of the shield there is a large area painted white. The middle third section of the shield is painted red with a large “X” painted in white on both sides.

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